A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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Let NotePad++ show consecutive line numbers despite wraped lines?

It is possible to let NotePad++ show consecutive line numbers despite having "wrap" activated? I need to wrap for purpose of overview and so do I need the consecutive line number (despite being it ...
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Text disappeared from view in .txt file

Something happened to my log.txt file when I saved and closed it. When I opened it the next day, no text was visible anywhere in file. Don't know what could have happened. Tried different encoding ...
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Textpad 7 - how to turn off tabbed document interface?

I have been using TextPad for 10 years, various versions, and I've always had it configured so the document windows are movable within the frame. If I opened up 10 files at a time, their windows would ...
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Notepad++ find and replace string or text with new string or text

I have some code several hundred lines long and I want to find each "String" and replace it with a different "String". Example below... $BR360Button.Add_Click({BR360Button}) ...
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How do I do multi-line editing in Atom editor?

I've been reading all over and I can't find anything on how to do this in Atom on Windows? And by multi-line editing, I mean being able to expand your cursor across multiple-lines, and being able to ...
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Configure PS Pad to place cursor on end of line

I'm using PSPad and found it useful but I struggle with a setting it has: If I click inside the editor window the cursor is where I clicked even if there is no text at the place I clicked. e.G. if I ...
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How to replace text within two words on TextWrangler?

I have a large XML file with hundreds of thousands of lines, and I need to replace data between two words (tags, in reality). Ex.: <foo>Sample Text</foo> Where I need to replace ...
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How to automatically disable unrelated packages of atom?

I'm new to the amazing Atom text editor. I'm content with almost all of it's features except that it shows unrelated these thing. "Toggle autocomplete-clang" for C "lookup on hoogle" for Haskell ...
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Copy/Paste Several Excel Columns

Suppose I have an Excel file with columns A,B,C,D, and E. I need to copy and paste columns A,B, and E into a text editor. However whenever I paste the data, I end up getting columns C and D. I ...
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Is the need for a text editor in an OS for humans or the system? [closed]

From Wikipedia: Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language ...
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Notepad++: select text till the end of visual line with SHIFT+END

In Notepad++, when I press SHIFT+END to select text from the current caret position till the end of the current visual line, the whole logical line till its end limited with CR/LF is selected. An ...
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To get clickable table of contents of LaTeX document in Gedit?

In OSX Textame, you can nicely list link table of your sections by CMD+T. I would like to have a similar feature in Gedit. My suggestion motivated by the thread Search Files in Folder in Gedit ...
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Search Files in Folder in Gedit

I would like to search files in folder similarly as you can do in Textmate in OSX by pressing CTRL+Shift f. How can you search files in folder in Gedit?
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Plain text display in MS OneNote

I have an issue with displaying plain text in Microsoft OneNote. If I paste the text below (the screen taken in notepad++) into OneNote as Keep Text Only, I completely lose the formatting (note, ...
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Place pagebreaks in vim

How would I place pagebreaks in vim (equivalent to match printing specifications to a white xerox paper of 8.5 x 11 in size)? This is so that I don't have to manually adjust the lines to match how ...
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macrabbit espresso editor enable brackets highlighting

How can I enable the brackets highlighting in macrabbit espresso editor? Is there some possible hack to achieve that? Or some extension or plugin? I use espresso every day and is a very important ...
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Notepad++ set custom zoom

How can I set custom zoom in Notepad++? I want to set it to 90 or 110. The reason I want to do is I use Consolas and font size 10 is too small and 11 is too big.
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Sublime only show the directory

In sublime when you have multiple files with the same name open, it shows you which on is which by showing the path to the file by showing part of the path is the tab title. When I open files with ...
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How to search for lines using values from comma separated list in any text editor?

I have a big file with lots of entries. I want to filter all lines that contain any of the values from comma separated list. For example, I have data like: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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How can WYSIWYG editors directly edit HTML? [closed]

I was reading an old Lifehacker article titled, "Five Best WYSIWYG HTML Editors", and it got me thinking. It seems to me that the phrase WYSIWYG editor that can also directly edit HTML is a ...
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Code::blocks IDE: Reload files without asking about it

If a file has been changed externally, Code::Blocks the IDE always asks about it in a popup. It looks somewhat like this: This gets tiresome when working with several editors, so is there a way to ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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Notepad++: centralize the screen at the text cursor?

Is there a shortcut to recentralize my vision to the line I am working on with Notepad++, just like emacs' C-l, or something equivalent?
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To compile Pandoc Table in Editor by selection

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How to access history of all Emacs commands?

I see that there is a way to access the history of the minibuffer. I was curious if there is a way to see a history of every action in Emacs, besides just the complex ones. My purpose is to save these ...
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Plaintext Syntax Highlighting and/or Custom Highlighting Syntax

How can you add custom syntax highlighting for a plaintext file? (for any filetype, not just txt) I leave this question open to any editor for those who know - I'm not picky. If you want me to be ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [closed]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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Removing Tabs When Exporting Excel to Text [closed]

When I save an Excel file as a text file every cell has a tab after it. How do I remove all of these tabs? I'm looking for a way to do this with a basic text editor, like Notepad, because I need ...
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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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Add select next match in Notepad++ (like Ctrl + D in Sublime Text)

I am searching for a way to use the following functionality in the open source Notepad++. In SublimeText if you press Ctrl + D (mac: cmd + D I think) this happens: If there is no selection then the ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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How to embed Vim commands in text files to run when the file is open? [duplicate]

I remember that there is a way to run vim commands when a certain file (not type) opens and done through putting some vim stuff in the file but I cant remember what it was. I am not talking about ...
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Sublime Text 3: How to enable autocomplete with Tab and Enter / Return

When I first select a choice with the Tab key from the list of choices, the autocomplete choice is not committed, when I come back and try again, it works. Why does it work the second time and fail ...
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Most universal method of storing raw text? [closed]

What’s the most universal method of storing raw text? What I mean is, if I have some text, lets say “ABC,” and I stick that text into Microsoft Notepad it will encode the text using ANSI by default. ...
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What is the system tray program that takes the current text and edits it in a specific text editor? [closed]

On a regular basis, I want to take text from one place (in this case MS Power Query), edit it in a different text editor and then copy it back. At some point I ran across a program that lived in ...
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Copy and paste text in midnight commander (MC) via putty in Linux

I use Midnight Commander (MC) editor over putty to edit files I want to know how to copy text from one file, close it then open another file and paste it? If it is not possible with Midnight ...
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How do I change the global font-size in Coda 2?

I've been looking for ages to find out how to set a global font-size in Coda 2. If I set the font-size to 30px in one document, as soon as I switch it goes back to the default font size. So basically ...
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View document position window on right side in Atom editor like Sublime Text?

The title pretty much covers it. In Atom can you display the position where you are in the current document like you can in Sublime Text? An example of what I'm talking about can be seen on Sublime's ...
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Key combination to increase text selection to the opposite side

Consider I have the following text: Among other things I like programming quite a lot I then select "like" with a mouse: Among other things I [like] programming quite a lot" ...and then I ...
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Chrome Dev Editor: How to change the default tab size to 4 spaces?

I'm using Google's Chrome Dev Editor - developer preview. It is a Chrome extension available in the Chrome store. When I use the tab key on my keyboard, 2 spaces are indented. My aim is to change this ...
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TextWrangler: indent comments at same level as code

In TextWrangler, when I comment a line of code using ⌘+/ it add the comment symbol at column 0. Uncommented: print("test") Commented: # print("test") Is it possible to instead configure ...
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Sublime Text 2 Keeps Growing due to Backup folder

My Sublime Text 2 Installation folder keeps growing as the backup folder getting bigger. I think it is due to package control plugin. Every time, it updates, it creates dated folder in Backup. Is ...
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Thunderbird: show current column while composing a message

How do people configure Thunderbird or Icedove to show the current column number in the statusbar when writing draft e-mails? I can not see this option in the 'Preferences -> Composition' Menu. ...
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Can vim/gvim show “self” when editing a Ruby file?

When editing Ruby files in gvim, I'd like to be able to see which Ruby context the cursor is in. For example, if I have a file with several nested modules and classes, I want to be able to see what ...
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Sublime Text Show Filanames when using Ctrl+Tab to Browse Opened files

Is there a way to show the list of files when I browse the open files using ctrl+tab keyboard shortcuts. It can be useful in selecting an appropriate file easily and visually. Not a deal-breaker but ...
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Sublime Text 3 Keeps Trying “Caching Information” in the status bar

I have a sublime text 3. and It keeps me showing "Caching Information" in the status bar, for the line I am editing. It seems it is trying to do something and have not been able to finish. Anybody has ...
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opening Sublime Text (or other text editor) from command line as root on Mac OS

I've modified my /var/root/.profile using nano (this is the only editor which works with root for some reason(. Ridiculous, I know))): export EDITOR="subl -w" alias subl="'/Applications/Sublime ...
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How to highlight repeated occurrences of selected text in Edit++?

I am using Edit++ text editor. I want to know that how the highlighting of repeated text selected can be enabled as in Notepad++.